# Domino Games For Kids of All Ages

If you’re looking for a game that’s both fun and helps develop hand-eye coordination, consider dominoes. This simple yet challenging game is sure to appeal to kids of all ages.

To play the game, each player shuffles a stock of dominoes and draws one tile from it. The heaviest tile is then played first.

## Colour Trail

A Colour Trail is a fun way for children to learn the names of colours. It also develops a child’s spatial awareness by placing the tiles next to each other. The Colour Trail is also a great way for kids to learn about numbers and counting. They can learn to count how many of each colour tile is in a set and compare the number on the trail to the number written in the circle. It is a wonderful way to encourage colour recognition and identifies the different shapes dominoes can take.

This lesson is featured in Maths300 Lesson 95, Domino Trails and offers a range of task cards to extend the investigation further. It is suitable for Year 3 to Year 10 and could be modified into a whole class investigation to model how a mathematician works. It is also featured in the Task Centre Kit for Aboriginal Students.

## Number Trail

The number trail in domino is a ‘C’ shape of dots end to end that finishes in a circle with a number written in the middle. This is a fun activity that requires some thinking on the part of students but it also has a number of hidden mathematical delights to be found throughout. This task is a great way to introduce the concept of number sequences and is an ideal lead in to a whole class investigation about the mathematical properties of number sequences. It is also an ideal task to use with Year 3 and 4 students who are new to the game of dominoes.

## Exercise Trail

The Exercise Trail is a fun game that encourages your kid to get out there and move around. This is a great way to get your little one moving, and it can also help improve their cognitive abilities. It can even be a great bonding activity to help your kids learn to work together as a team. It can also be a good opportunity to teach your kids about the importance of listening to directions and counting correctly. This type of activity is particularly important if your kids have ADHD or other learning disabilities. You can also use this activity as a reward for other types of achievements, like helping out at home or at school.

## Colour Matching

Colour recognition is one of the most important skills that kids need to learn. Playing dominoes is a great way to develop this skill as they will have to identify the colours of the tiles in order to find their match. It also encourages your child to use their imagination as they will have to think of new ways to play with the dominoes.

This activity is also a great way to encourage your kid to recognise different colours and learn the names of them. Try using a piece of paper to colour with the dominoes and ask them to pick up the tile that matches with the correct colour on the paper. This is a great way to help your child with colour recognition and it will be fun for the whole family. This activity is also great for developing your kid’s spatial awareness as they will have to place the dominoes in certain positions.